Peter Drahos

Professor in Law
Centre for Governance of Knowledge and Development (CGKD), Climate and Environmental Governance Network (CEGNET)
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Peter Drahos

Peter Drahos is an Emeritus Professor in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, at the Australian National University, Canberra. He currently holds a Chair in Intellectual Property at Queen Mary, University of London.

He is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Studies of Intellectual Property Rights, Zhongan University of Economics and Law, Wuhan, China. He is a Global Visiting Professor in the Hauser Global Law School Program, New York University Law School.

His former positions include Herchel Smith Senior Research Fellow in Intellectual Property at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London and officer of the Australian Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. From November of 2011 to April 2012 he was the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence.

Peter holds degrees in law, politics and philosophy and is admitted as a barrister and solicitor.  He has published widely in law and social science journals on a variety of topics including contract, legal philosophy, telecommunications, intellectual property, trade negotiations and international business regulation.  He has worked as a consultant to government, international organizations and international NGOs.

Research interests

Intellectual property law; regulatory and governance theory; trade negotiations; and international business regulation

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